Why graphene hasn’t taken over the world…yet

– [Cory] It may not look like it, but I’m creating one of the strongest and most versatile materials on Earth, graphene. You’ve probably heard buzz about it. Graphene made big waves back in 2004, and it’s knocked around science news ever since. – A global race for graphene. – You know, it’s not just […]

What Fuels Oil and Gas Prices? (w/ Diego Parrilla)

DIEGO PARRILLA: My name is Diego Parrilla, I’m a mining and petroleum engineer from Spain. I did my masters in Mineral Economics in the Colorado School of Mines and the French Institute of Petroleum in Paris. I spent pretty much half of my career on the investment banking side with some of the leading global […]

The Fermi Paradox II — Solutions and Ideas – Where Are All The Aliens?

There are probably 10,000 stars for every grain of sand on Earth, in the observable universe. We know that there might be trillions of planets. So where are all the aliens? This is the Fermi Paradox. If you want to know more about it, watch part one. Here we look at possible solutions to the […]

Cold War Nuclear Fallout Is Still Affecting the Pacific, What Does That Mean for Us?

These nuclear weapon explosions were part of a series of 66 tests by the United States government during the Cold War. The tests were conducted on the Marshall Islands, a remote area of the Pacific Ocean earmarked for unlimited nuclear destruction. These are the islands today, which are mostly abandoned. Though they look like any […]

🔴 How Climate Change Affects Corn & Soybean Prices (w/ Shawn Hackett)

JAKE MERL: Welcome to Trade Ideas. I’m Jake Merl, sitting down with Shawn Hackett, President of Hackett Financial Advisors. Shawn, great to have you back on the show. SHAWN HACKETT: It’s always good to be here. JAKE MERL: Let’s get right into it. What are we talking about today? SHAWN HACKETT: We’re talking about a […]

Life Changing Inventions of the 20th Century!

From things you use every day to technology you couldn’t live without…stay tuned to number 1 to find out the most important inventions of the 20th century! Number 10: The Radio. Long before there was the Internet, long before there was television, there was the radio. And, despite superior technologies being around today, it’s something […]

How Many Hamsters Do You Need to Power a House and Would This Be Cheaper Than Coal Power?

While the question of hamsters powering homes may seem a bit farcical, it should be noted that at one point humans did specifically breed a certain type of dog for the sole purpose of it just walking along at a steady pace on a giant wheel… (See our article The Curious Tale of Turnspit Dogs.) […]

What Mass Media Gets Wrong About Cryptocurrency: Blockchain Beyond Bitcoin (w/ Ash Benington)

Ash Bennington: Over the last few years, the only thing more impressive than the skyrocketing surge in cryptocurrency prices is the media attention they’ve attracted. But what if in this tsunami of media coverage of digital currencies, we’re missing the big story? What if the real revolution isn’t the shortterm surge in the valuation of […]

Why Only 9 Countries Have Nuclear Weapons (feat. It’s OK to be Smart!)

(light music) – Nuclear weapons, they’re a lot like Pirates of the Caribbean movies. There’s way to many of ’em, we certainly don’t need any more, and if you actually think about what goes into making them, they’re pretty scary. I mean come on, Johnny Depp, I mean the first one was cool, but after […]

88,000 tons of radioactive waste – and nowhere to put it

(pulsing music) – [Narrator] If you were an evil mastermind, and you said “Where could I put nuclear waste that would really scare the bejeezus out of people?” It’s hard to think of one that’s worse than San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station. (waves crashing) – [Rachel Becker] This is the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station, […]